Postdoctoral position available immediately in the Purdy Lab to work on M. tuberculosis host-pathogen interactions and cell wall biogenesis.
Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death due to infectious disease. Mycobacterial membrane protein large (MmpL) transporters export essential and virulence-associate lipids to the M. tuberculosis cell wall. Current projects 1) define how these cell wall lipids are synthesized and their roles in replication and non-replicating persistence, 2) demonstrate the role of phosphorylation in regulating the function of MmpL proteins 3) identify interacting partners of MmpL proteins.
The Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Department at Oregon Health and Science University is committed to providing excellent research training for postdoctoral fellows. The candidate will benefit from both the highly interactive group of PIs within the MMI department that focus on host-pathogen interactions and the close group of TB research laboratories in the OHSU community. Duties of the position include:
Additional safety training will be required to work with cell lines/ infectious bacteria or viruses/ working with in a BSL-3/ABSL3 laboratory. Personal protective equipment must be worn as required. (Gloves, mask/respirator, eyewear, lab coat, etc). This position must be able to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and protection equipment in a BSL3/ABSL3 laboratory. Vaccination against various pathogens as required by regulatory agencies or IBC, is required.
Apply here online. Please submit a cover letter and list of 3 references along with a copy of your CV.